Neil Druckmann has compared the graphics of "The Last of Us Remastered" on the PS4 to the original PS3 video game. According to a report from Video Gamer on May 8, the creative director was featured in an interview with the latest issue of EDGE magazine. He confirmed that Naughty Dog will be making significant changes on the visual front.
For example, the older character models have been replaced with new high-resolution versions. As a result, gameplay sequences from "The Last of Us Remastered" will feature the cinematic models used for cut scenes in the original game. Neil Druckmann also confirmed that the development team has fixed the problem of enemies looking a little blurry when moving closer to the screen. The lighting effects have been improved as well. A screen from the PS3 game from the official Facebook website can be seen near the top side of this article. The comments from the creative director is located below:
We brought in all the hi-res models, and then it's on par with what you saw in the cut scenes. There's an improved lighting model. After that, we started looking across the board; enemies look a little blurry up close, so that was pretty easy. We ramped those up and saw a pretty significant difference.
"The Last of Us" is already considered to be one of the best looking games on the PS3. With the PS4, however, Naughty Dog has more power to work with in order to improve on the graphical features. The development team is also planning to target 60 frames per second along with other gameplay enhancements for the remastered port.
Sony Computer Entertainment is bundling three DLC packs for "The Last of Us Remastered." On the multiplayer side, players are going to receive the Abandoned Territories and Reclaimed Territories packs. The Left Behind expansion, which follows the story of Ellie before the main campaign, will be added to the single-player campaign as well.
The PS4 port is due to launch later in the summer season with a full price tag. Naughty Dog is exploring some options in regards to how current owners of "The Last of Us" on the PS3 can acquire "The Last of Us Remastered" at a discounted price. Naughty Dog is also working on "Uncharted 4" along with the aforesaid port.